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I;m trying to change the pos battery connector, (corroded)

Customer Question

I;m trying to change the pos battery connector, (corroded) but i can't get the bolt out of the fuseable link, I'm afraid to torque it too much for fear it will break, any ideas ?
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 1991 corolla dx
JA: Are you fixing your Corolla yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: liquid wrench, wd 40, holding it with vice grips while trying to loosen bolt etc.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just how do you get that apart without breaking it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. we have run into that a few times but not to worry they are inexpensive to replace if it goes that far. try soaking over night with wd-40 penetration oil or vinegar. If that doesn't work then use side cutters to ct the end off which you can replace easily with a crimp on on don't solder as it will melt the link. Never use heat or open flame near the battery as it can explode. Hope this helps your problem and if you require further assistance I 'll be happy to do so.

Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

you can try using a small metal saw on the nut just don't use any thing that would create sparks .

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